By DCCP on 06/19/2019 - 11:00 in Makati Diamond Residences
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce inthe Philippines, in partnership with the British, French, German, Italian and Spanish Chambers of Commerce, cordially invites you to the upcoming Joint Economic Briefing luncheon on 19 June 2019, Tuesday 11:00 AM – 2:00 pm at Makati Diamond Residences.
This Joint Economic Briefing brings together six European Chambers in an annual event that discusses the most pressing topics in the business community today, particularly foreign investments. For this year, the focus of discussion is Fueling Growth of Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines. This will tackle current government initiatives that seek to attract more foreign direct investments in the Philippines, as well as the private sector’s response to these initiatives. A distinguished panel of speakers will be led by DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez (invited), ADB Country Director Kelly Bird (invited), and representatives from the private sector.
We expect more than 100 guests who are top level executives of their firms, investors, consultants, entrepreneurs, coming from various industries.
DCCP members are invited for PHP1800 per ticket.
Interested companies can register by contacting DCCP through firstname.lastname@example.org
By DCCP on 05/30/2019 - 08:00 in Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati, Metro Manila
Available tickets left: 25
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (DCCP) together with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines (CCI France Philippines), the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Advantage Austria are glad to inform you that we are organizing the Diversity and Inclusion in Business Forum on May 30, 2019 in Dusit Thani.
Launched in 2018 as the She for She: Women in Business Forum; the event highlights the solidarity of women as they support fellow women from different industries in pushing forward their respective initiatives in their chosen fields. It aims to become a platform for a dialogue on gender equality and women empowerment. It encourages women to share their struggles and success as working professionals and navigating through their respective careers. Nearly a hundred guests from varied industries participated in the event.
In 2019, for the second edition, we will create a more diverse and inclusive platform with aim to achieve and promote transformative change in business, where successful men and women in different industries in the Philippines share their empowering stories and initiatives in promoting a gender diversity in the workplace. We believe that emerging new and innovative partnerships engaging the civil society, knowledge institutions and private sectors will provide interesting avenues to support gender empowerment and more collective actions.
Diversity and inclusivity is a business imperative today; direct effects on a campaign’s brand, growth, innovation, and hiring practices are at stake!
Interested? Please reserve your spot by confirming here. Tickets are sold for PHP2500 in presales for members, PHP3000 for non-members and PHP3500 for walk-in.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com
Start of Registration
Isabelle Nilo, President CCI France Philippines
President German-Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry
H.E. Bita Rasoulian, Ambassador of Austria
Presentation Title TBC
Ms. Sarin Abado, Energy Specialist at the Asian Development Bank
Over the Rainbow - Diversity and KLM
Mr. Bas Hogendorf, Country head at KLM
Panel Discussion: How to create an inclusive environment: challenges and best practices
Moderator: Mr. Bas Hogendorf, KLM
1. Atty. Patricia Bunye, Attorney at Cruz Marcelo Law Firm
2. Queen Melo Esguerra, Journalist and LGBT Rights Advocate
3. Mr. Laurent Crouet, Axa Shared Service Center
Panel Discussion: Transformative Changes & Inclusivity as a Busines Imperative
Moderator: Ms. Janet Webster
1. Mr. Amal Makhloufi Benchouk, Country Chair at Sanofi
2. Carlitos Cruz, CEO at SGV & Co.
3. Ms. Annasa HIlliard, Womens Committe at Shell Philippnes
4. Ms. Marie Antoniette Mariano, Head of Europe Desk at BDO Unibank, Inc.
5. Ms. Isabelle Bernal, Vice President at People Insights and Strategy
World Café Group Discussions
Moderator: Ms. Anna Kostkaya, Transformational Executive Coach & Trainer
Wrap Up of Discussions
Mr. Bas Hogendorf, President of Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines
Ms. Christina Stieber, Advantage Austria
12:15 PM - 14:00 PM
Cocktail Food and Networking
End of Event
By DCCP on 05/21/2019 - 18:00 in Netherlands Residence, Manila
With the second quarter of 2019 already underway, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines would like to invite you to its Annual General Member Meeting on 21 May 2019. DCCP members are invited to the Netherlands Residence, Makati, where Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Jaco Beerends will be present on behalf of the Embassy.
- Call to Order and Determination of Quorum
- 2018 Activity Report - President's Report
- 2018 Financial Report - Treasurer's Report
- 2019 Upcoming Activities and Events
- Updates on Initiatives
- Other Agenda Points and Member Input
Kindly RSVP your attendance before 16 May 2019 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
By DCCP on 04/29/2019 - 09:00 in The EU Delegation to the Philippines
Joint meeting with the Department of Agriculture, hosten by the EU Delegation to the Philippines to discuss pertinent issues related to market-access and accreditation. Further in attandence will be representatives of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS), as well as the EU's regional SPS expert.
Attending on behalf of DCCP will be DCCP Board Member Ms. MaryAnn Sayoc of East-West Seed.
By DCCP on 04/27/2019 - 20:00 in DUSIT THANI HOTEL
Ready for King's Day 2019? Clear your agenda on April 27 and head to Dusit Thani in Makati!
As per recent traditions, KLM will fly in the Hermes House Band '97 to kick off the party. Dutch snacks and Heineken beer will be taken care off - but also wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. So dust off your Oranje-outfit and join this night out where all nationalities are welkom.
Every Dutch-man or woman knows how to appreciate early-bird tickets, so make sure to grab yours while it lasts!
TO ORDER TICKETS : CLICK HERE
By DCCP on 04/26/2019 - 19:00 in Dr. Wine, Makati
DCCP attended the launch of the SheDecides Philippines chapter - an NGO initiated by former Minister Liliane Ploumen, which was held at Dr. Wine with the support of the Netherlands Embassy.
SheDecides Philippines is a growing local movement of SheDecides, a global movement promoting the fundamental rights of adolescent girls and women.
By DCCP on 04/11/2019 - 11:30 in DUSIT THANI HOTEL
By DCCP on 04/11/2019 - 08:30 in EU De;egation Office, 30F Tower-2 RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue
Director Magda Kopcynska, of the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the EU Commission, will be visiting Manila on 10-11 April 2019 for meetings with MARINA, Department of Foreign Affairs, and Department of Transportation. This visit takes place in the framework of the Philippines’ compliance with the STCW Convention, which has been the subject of EMSA inspections and Commission assessment for some time now.
In this context, Director Kopcynska has expressed interest in meeting with EU industry stakeholders during her visit. Therefore, we would like to invite DCCP Maritime members who might have an interest on this ongoing assessment to an information meeting with Director Kopcynska on Thursday 11 April at 8:30 am, at the EU Delegation.
For DDCP Maritime Members intersted in this event confirm your attendance to Ms Therese Yosuico ( Editha-Therese.YOSUICO@eeas.europa.eu ).
Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines
30/F Tower 2, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200, Philippines
Tel. +63 2 8595120
By DCCP on 05/05/2018 - 20:00 in Dusit Thani
The Kings Day party on May-5 at Dusit hotel was a resounding success. The evening was opened by former DCCP
President Matthijs van der Lely after which a record six hundred orange clad fans danced the night away on
music of the Hermes House Band and DJ Mick Martinez. “The best party ever”, some proclaimed. True? If you
were not there, there is no better way to judge than through the video (Click here). A great thank you to the
organizing committee and sponsors of this event. See you all in 2019!
By DCCP on 02/28/2018 - 18:30 in New World Hotel Makati
EUROPEAN NETWORKING NIGHT
6:30 PM- 10:00 PM | 28 February 2018 | New Worlds Makati Hotel
Member: Php 1,900 | Non-Member: Php 2,300 | Walk-in: Php 2,500
The EU-Philippine Business Network in partnership with Advantage Austria, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the German Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (GPCCI), the Italian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCPI), NordCham Philippines, the Philippine-Netherlands Business Council (PNBC) and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines will be hosting the European Networking Night on 28 February 2018 from 6:30 PM to 10 PM at the New World Hotel Makati.
The event aims to bring together the Chambers’ network of businessmen. It will offer an ideal platform for the guests to grow their network, share their expertise and develop business opportunities.
This edition of the European Networking Night is done in conjunction with the launch of the “Doing Business in the Philippines Booklet”, which will be launched during the same day.
For registrations please email Frances at email@example.com
For more details, call (02) 8451324
By DCCP on 02/28/2018 - 11:30 in Makati Diamond Residences
Greetings PNBC members and Friends!
The Philippines- Netherlands Business Council, in partnership with French Chamber of Commerce ( CCI France) , would like to invite you to our Data Privacy Luncheon on February 28, 2018, 11:40 AM to 1:45 onwards at the Leviste- Dela Rosa-Paseo Makati Diamond Residences where we have speakers from the National Privacy Commission and Ocampo and Suralvo Law Offices to discuss the Data Privacy Act's implementation, implications and best practices it may have on your firm or you personally. To register kindly click this linkhttps://goo.gl/forms/JZiqy451zpW20G3l2 - for event page
Or email Frances Lugtu at Frances@pnbc-ph.org
By DCCP on 01/18/2018 (All day) in PNBC
Greetings PNBC/ DCCP Members and friends!
Greetings PNBC/ DCCP Members and friends!
We would like to present our Calendar of Activities for 2018,
stay tuned for more activities where we meet to connect, learn, share and grow.
We would like to present our Calendar of Activities for 2018,
stay tuned for more activities where we meet to connect, learn, share and grow.
By DCCP on 11/28/2017 - 12:00 in Tower Club Makati
On Tuesday, the 28th of November, the Philippine-Netherlands Business Council, in cooperation with the European Chamber of Commerce Philippines and the EU-Philippines Business Network, held a Tax Reform Forum luncheon in Tower Club Makati. Present were PNBC, ECCP and EPBN members, as well as other people curious about the proposed tax reform. The invited speaker for the forum was Assistant Secretary Ma. Teresa Habitan from the Department of Finance, who discussed the different causes, effects, and outcomes of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN.
TRAIN’s main objective is to make tax collection more effective and have the rich give a bigger contribution while the poor benefit more from the government’s programs and services. The vision of the Department of Finance for the Philippines is to lower the poverty rates over the next few years and eradicate it completely by the year 2040. To do so, the Philippines needs to raise certain investments such as sustainable borrowings, budget reforms, tax and customs administration reforms and reforms in the tax policy. Additionally, the government should also implement economic reforms such as securing property rights, improve food security, enhance competition and simplify regulations. Throughout the forum, Assistant Secretary Habitan went through the different elements of TRAIN, and explained the specific changes being done in each, as well as its impact on those affected. These elements were Personal Income Tax (PIT), Estate and Donor’s Tax, Value-Added Tax (VAT), the Excise Tax on Petroleum Products and Automobiles, and the Tax of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. She also explained that this tax reform was designed to make the tax system of the Philippines simpler, fairer and more efficient for all.
Nearing the end of her presentation, Assistant Secretary Habitan shared three key messages. The first was that the tax reform, when seen as a package, provides benefits for 99% of the Filipinos. The second was that what’s more important than the tax and its reforms, is how the collected money is spent to benefit poor Filipinos. Her final message was that the tax reform is an investment in our future. Though there are short-termed challenges, this investment benefits everyone in the long-term.
To learn more about the specific policy changes and schedule of the reform, you may visit the Department of Finance’s website: www.dof.gov.ph/taxreform
By DCCP on 09/22/2017 - 18:00 in Makati Diamond Residences
Dear PNBC Members and Friends,
The Philippines-Netherlands Business Council would like to invite you to our:
4th Speed Networking Night
on 22 September 2017, at 6-10 pm
Makati Diamond Residences
This year will be of much more interesting arrangement as participants experience and enjoy a night of expanding their business network at every four (4) minutes!
The Speed Networking Night is a joint event of the Chambers of Commerce of Germany France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
We will be having discounts for Hotel rooms in Makati Diamond Residences for SNN guests and a raffle prize of 2 tickets from ETIHAD Airways!
We are still looking for sponsors for this event. Interested to know more reach out to Frances Lugtu at firstname.lastname@example.org
By DCCP on 08/24/2017 - 18:00 in Premium Wine Exchange
Greetings from Philippines-Netherlands Business Council!
Experience good company and good wine in an Inter-Chamber Wine Appreciation Night on Aug 24, 2017 6-9 PM at Premium Wine Exchange, Makati City.
Start the night with a special wine training/tasting session care of the experts from Premium Wine Exchange. Enjoy a sampling of 6 wines from 3 different regions in Canada, Spain and France. Learn about the basic wine appreciation, regions and history while indulging your personal senses.
To register email email@example.com or 831-63-74 to 77 loc. 106
By DCCP on 07/19/2017 - 19:00 in Century City Mall Events Hall
As a bilateral business organization that recognizes the important role of the next generation in shaping the business landscape in the country, the Philippines Netherlands Business Council (PNBC) is partnering with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Young Professionals Committee (ECCP-YPC) to organise an Inter-Chamber Young Professionals Networking Night. This event is co-organized by the American, Australia New Zealand, French and Nordic Chambers of Commerce.
The event will take place on Wednesday July 19 at 6:00pm at the Century City Mall Events Hall. Our guest list will consist of more than 250 participants including urban millennials, startups, SME owners, corporate executives, thought leaders, business VIPs, tastemakers, and innovators.
We are looking for sponsors: if you are or your organization is interested in sponsoring this event as a cash or raffle sponsor please see attached sponsor package invites. If you have more questions, please reach out to Luuk or Frances for more information.
If you have your own group of Young Professionals you want to bring to the event, please let us know. As part of the sponsor package you will receive complimentary tickets. As a PNBC sponsor any additional attendees above the complimentary tickets can join the event at the member rate.
For further inquiries please email Frances Lugtu at firstname.lastname@example.org
By DCCP on 07/06/2017 - 08:00 in Ballroom B, The City Club Alphaland Makati
This event aims to give an overview on the current situation in the government's infrastructure development plan considering the real needs in sectors of Water, Healthcare, Education and Agriculture within the local LGUs. Further the forum shall attempt to find an innovative approach to infrastructure building in the Philippines with suggestions, available instruments and potential solutions.
All these initiatives would not be possible without the support our members, our active partners and sponsors. The Chamber offers interesting opportunities to collaborate towards the success of our events. In this regard, we would like to extend the opportunity for your company to serve as one of our cash sponsors.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Ms. Frances Lugtu at email@example.com.
By DCCP on 06/08/2017 - 11:30 in Dusit Thani Manila (Mayuree Ballroom)
We would like to invite our members and partners in the forthcoming Joint Economic Briefing: Sustainability of Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines on June 08, 2017, Thursday, from 11:30 AM to 02:00 PM at Dusit Thani Manila. (Mayuree Ballroom).
Registration fees are PHP 1800 (Members) and PHP 2200 (Non-Members). Registration will start at 11:00 AM**
This event is in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in The Philippines - La Cámara and the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
For registrations, kindly e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Limited slots available. Pre-registration is required and will follow a first-come, first-served basis.
By DCCP on 04/29/2017 - 20:00 in Dusit Thani
The Philippines- Netherlands Business Council (PNBC) has successfully organized the memorable Kingsday “Oranjebal” event on Saturday April 29 at Dusit Thani in collaboration with the Dutch Club Philippines, and the support of all members and sponsors KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Heineken, BDO, Philips, Bounty Fresh, EastWest Seed, ED&F Man, and Avior Marine. Dusit Thani opened their doors at 8:00pm for guests, while DJ Brusje already welcomed incoming guests in the tent with 80s hits and the Heineken ladies started serving free-flowing beer to our guests. President Matthys van der Lely opened the evening with an enthusiastic speech, welcoming the Ambassador of the Netherlands Embassy, PNBC members and sponsors, and other guests to this promising orange evening before introducing the HERMES HOUSE BAND on stage.
Kingsday Oranjebal has been stated by attending guests to be one of the most successful and enjoyable Filipino-Dutch parties organized in decades. A total number of over 300 guests attended, celebrated, ate, drank, and danced all night with the lively and entertaining performance of the Hermes House Band and DJ Brusje.
For more information about the PNBC, please get in touch through email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For domestic affairs please contact email@example.com and for international affairs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
By DCCP on 06/27/2016 - 16:00 in New World Makati Hotel
On June 27, our first event was held at the New World Hotel Makati, where President van der Lely delivered a speech highlighting the board election last March 30 and the centuries-old bilateral trade relationship between the Philippines and the Netherlands, among others.
The Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Philippines, H.E. Marion Derckx, who opened the event, delivered a short speech on the Dutch trade mission coming in October and the role of PNBC in this initiative.
Before the conclusion of the event, prizes were given away to lucky attendees by generous sponsors: umbrellas and flowers from East-West Seed and roundtrip ticket to Amsterdam from KLM.
By DCCP on 05/02/2016 - 18:00 in Alaska
Mr. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation and Philippines' 2007 Enterpreneur of the Year, shared the inspiring history of Alaska Milk Corporation and his experiences on cross-cultural collaboration with the Netherlands in partnership with Royal FrieslandCampina.
By DCCP on 03/31/2016 - 18:00 in Rabobank
Rabobank shared with PNBC members its view on the rational behind the huge volatility in financial markets, as well as what it means for the global economy, financial markets in Asia and companies active in the Philippines. "Thin Ice" was the title of the presentation held by Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research Asia-Pacific, Rabobank.